midbrain

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midbrain:

see brainbrain,
the supervisory center of the nervous system in all vertebrates. It also serves as the site of emotions, memory, self-awareness, and thought. Anatomy and Function
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midbrain

[′mid‚brān]
(anatomy)
Those portions of the adult brain derived from the embryonic midbrain.
(embryology)
The middle portion of the embryonic vertebrate brain. Also known as mesencephalon.